The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Religion - 345 pages
The first of a six-volume contribution to systematic theology, this text extends the insights of contemporary Trinitarian thought to theological anthropology. It develops a communal understanding of the imago deli in the face of the demise of the centred self. It reformulates an understanding of the self in postmodern context, a context that is characterized by the loss of self coupled with the quest for relationality in community.
 

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Contents

From the One Subject to the Three Persons The Renewal of Trinitarian Theology
23
From Interiority to Psychotherapy An Archeology of the Self
58
From Autobiography to Preference The Undermining of the Self
98
From Structure to Destiny The Imago Dei in Christian Theology
141
From Humankind to the True Human The Imago Dei and Biblical ChristoAnthropology
183
From Eschatological Hope to Ongoing Task The Imago Dei and the New Humanity
223
From the Eternal City to Primordial Garden The Imago Dei and Human Sexuality
267
From the Many to the One The Reconstruction of the SelfinCommunity
304
Index
337
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Stanley J. Grenz is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Carey/Regent College, Vancouver, and affiliate professor at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of many books, including "Theology for the Community of God" and "A Primer on Postmodernism". Westminster John Knox Press has published several of his books, including "Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective"; "Welcoming But Not Affirming: An Evangelical Response to Homosexuality"; and "What Christians Really Believe and Why".

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